Porthgwarra, Cornwall

Nearest Beach

0.65 miles

Minack Theatre

0.90 miles

About Porthgwarra Beach

A small fishing village with a small beach in a deep narrow inlet. There are facilities in the village and parking but also a dog ban in the summer. You can swim here and it's fairly safe to do so in the cove, but not further out to sea. Seasonal cafe. A tunnel cut in the rock allows for easy access to the beach. Porthgwarra was the location used as the fishing cove in Poldark (pilchards scene) and that early morning swim Ross Poldark one took..

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Closest town: St Levan

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Beach Facilities:

Places to stay near Porthgwarra Beach:

Rospletha Bungalow (Holiday Park) St Levan (0.75 miles)
Ardensawah Farmhouse B and B (Bed and Breakfast) St Levan (0.79 miles)
The Watch (Cottage) St Levan (0.82 miles)
Cove View (Cottage) St Levan (0.91 miles)
Longships (Holiday Park) St Levan (0.96 miles)
Porthcurno Bay View (Holiday Park) St Levan (0.97 miles)
Godrevy (Cottage) St Levan (0.97 miles)
Tater-du (Cottage) St Levan (1.01 miles)
Garden Apartment (Cottage) St Levan (1.02 miles)
Chynance (Cottage) St Levan (1.04 miles)
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Closest Attractions:

Minack Theatre (0.90 miles) Famous openair cliffside theatre with a full programme of drama, musicals and opera in the summer months. Open all the...
Porthcurno Telegraph Museum (0.95 miles) The Museum of Submarine Telegraphy & Porthcurno - where the roots of modern day communication began. Explore the history of...
Land's End Landmark (2.47 miles) More than just a landmark - a great day out with loads to do...
Tregiffian Burial Chamber (4.03 miles) ...a late-Neolithic/early-Bronze Age burial chamber
Two miles South East of Buryan beside the B3315 (OS Map 203; ref SW 430245)
This example...
Carn Euny Ancient Village (4.82 miles) Half a mile North of Brane, West Penwith (OS map203; ref SW 402288)
A well-preserved Iron Age village with a stunning...

Other Beaches Nearby:

Porthchapel (0.65 miles) A beautiful small beach but not easily accessible to pushchairs and the like! Facilities at nearby Porthcurno. Surfing, but no...
Porthcurno (1.04 miles) Lovely sandy and popular family beach close to the famous Minack Theatre on the cliffs. Parking and facilities available. Dog...
Pedn Vounder (1.41 miles) Beautiful but hard to reach (climbing involved) and will get cut off by the tide (so watch out!). Unofficial naturist...
Nanjizel (1.50 miles) Not a family beach, not even one you can get to easily. But if you're walking the coastal path stop...
Sennen Cove (Whitesand Bay) (3.09 miles) One of the beaches making up Whitesand Bay (the other being Gwynver). A wide sandy beach, good for the...

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